Celebrating 25 years

Celebrating 25 years

“WHENEVER YOU SEE A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS SOMEONE ONCE MADE A COURAGEOUS DECISION” (Peter F Drucker)

Some 25 years ago Andrew Kilsby and I formed the view that there was an opening in the marketplace to set up an Accountancy firm in South East Wales specialising in private family business with a particular emphasis on taxation. After many sleepless nights, we decided to take the plunge and open the doors of Kilsby & Williams. At the time we were both engaged by the international firm of Touche Ross (now Deloitte).

On our first day there was just Andrew and I along with Belinda Moore who was then quickly followed by Wendy Burden, Michelle Erickson and Simon Tee all of whom are now celebrating 25 years in business with us.

Our first office was essentially, two rooms in premises in Caerau Road from which we moved to Clytha Park Road, then Shire Hall before settling on our current offices in Celtic Springs. We now number 45 people with four partners although my founder partner, Andrew, has recently retired.

We still, very much, hold on to our original ideals in providing quality advice to successful private family business mainly within the environs of South East Wales, although we do have clients all over the UK, with particular emphasis in London.

I am proud of what we have achieved and should emphasise that we have an excellent cross-section of quality team members at Kilsby & Williams, all of whom play an important role in the business.

So, we should look forward to the next 25 years ….. although I may not be around to witness it!

Stephen Williams, Senior partner